Promoting Creativity in Education Gives Options and Expands the Expectation of What's Possible!
DeAndrea Jones, Executive Director
DeAndrea has more than 20 years of municipal and county government experience. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Albany State University, with a BS degree in Business Management. DeAndrea is a financial specialist with the State of Georgia. As the mother of two sons financial literacy for our youth is one of her core beliefs. She has worked with Evolving Excellence, Inc. since its inception and provided oversight and guidance to students competing for scholarship money. She believes that when proper planning occurs and fiscal controls are in place a student has a better chance of building a successful business and/or career. It matters not if a young person decides to open a business or work for a company. The skills that are being taught in the Youth Business Program with Evolving Excellence, Inc. prepares them to be successful anywhere...in any environment.
Elijah Everett, Youth Programs Director
Elijah is a successful college student who learned very early the importance of hard work and dedication. Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 10 it was a challenge for him to learn in the same way and under the same conditions as many other students. He worked with his mother to create a learning system that worked best for him. Through his own creative devices he developed creative study habits and sought out medical information to better help him understand and plan to work with his disorder. Elijah is also the author and creative director of a book entitled Moving Marvin. This story depicts a young boy trying to function at school and manage his friendships all while dealing with a disorder that neither he nor his parents understand.
Tracy Rookard - Shaw, Marketing Director
Tracy is a wife, businesswoman, international author, elected official and the mother of two exceptional sons! She serves as a management consultant and global business strategist for a multi-billion dollar firm. Tracy has a 15+ year history managing, providing business development strategy, and proposal responses for federal, state, and international clients. She is also an accomplished technical writer with a repertoire of complex reports, manuals, and magazine articles published throughout the world. Tracy is the recipient of multiple performance awards and to date, her clients are in receipt of more than $100M in contracts due to her efficiency processes and business development efforts. She is the author of international articles focused on governmental cost control. She’s written cost control content for The Defense Journal (UK), The PPP Journal (UK) and The Military Engineer (U.S.).
Here are illustrations from the Book Moving Marvin!